ESOcast 147 Light: First Light for Planet Hunter ExTrA at La Silla (4K UHD)
A new national facility at ESO’s La Silla Observatory has successfully made its first observations. The ExTrA telescopes will search for and study Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby red dwarf stars. ExTrA’s novel design allows for much improved sensitivity compared to previous searches. Astronomers now have a powerful new tool to help in the search for potentially habitable worlds.
This short ESOcast showcases this new facility.
The video is available in 4K UHD.
The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The ESOcast Light episodes will not be replacing the standard, longer ESOcasts, but complement them with current astronomy news and images in ESO press releases.Credit:
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Nicole Shearer and Richard Hook.
Music: Music written and performed by: John Stanford (johnstanfordmusic.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada, spaceengine (spaceengine.org), M. Kornmesser, P. Horálek, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org), I. Crossfield.
Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.
About the Video
|Release date:||24 January 2018, 12:00|
|Duration:||01 m 28 s|
|Frame rate:||30 fps|
About the Object
|Name:||Exoplanets in Transits and their Atmospheres|
|Type:||Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility|